Singapore Airlines has just recently updated their new redemption charts to include Premium Economy redemption - read more about the changes here! If you are looking for more ways to earn KrisFlyer Miles, check out the guide to the co-branded American Express cards here! The national carrier of Singapore has just announced that KrisFlyer members will now be able to use their hard earned miles for shopping on KrisShop - read on to find out why you should most definitely NOT do this.
Firstly, KrisFlyer miles are sacred (to us mile chasers) and extremely valuable - if you use them correctly, you can easily get over S$50 value for every 1,000 miles - this is why I strongly advocate choosing miles over some pesky cash rebate. In fact, you should also consider buying miles by paying for the annual fees of credit cards if you intend to travel in a premium class often.
Secondly, your KrisFlyer miles are worth almost nothing on KrisShop. Sure, getting a brand new Samsonite Spinner Luggage seems like a great idea but honestly, do you want to exchange 87,500 KrisFlyer Miles for a S$700 luggage bag - you are only getting S$8 value per 1,000 KrisFlyer mile. KrisShop is running a 10% off required miles until 15 June 2016 but even then, you are only getting S$8.89 value per 1,000 miles (compare that to over S$50 on a premium cabin redemption)! To put things into perspective, it will only cost you 68,000 KrisFlyer Miles and approximately S$68 in taxes to redeem for a Return Business Class Flight to Japan from Singapore on Singapore Airlines.
Seriously, save your miles for something else.
The latest partnership between foodpanda Singapore and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer will enable customers to earn KrisFlyer miles on eligible orders made via the foodpanda Singapore platform. In addition to credit card miles or points (as well as cash back) that one can already earn, KrisFlyer members will now be able to earn 1 KrisFlyer mile per dollar on foodpanda Singapore so long a minimum order of S$35 is met.
American Express has been pushing out a pretty attractive Referral Programme for most of its credit cards - you can now get 7,500 additional KrisFlyer Miles with the American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card through this programme if you sign-up using my unique referral link. If you did not hold any Singapore Airlines credit cards previously, you can easily earn 12,500 KrisFlyer Miles by spending just S$50 in the first 3 months upon card approval.
American Express runs a number of attractive promotions from time to time and it requires cardholders to save these offers to their credit cards. American Express Singapore Airlines Credit Card holders can now earn 4 bonus KrisFlyer miles per S$1 spent on Scoot ticket purchases for flights departing from Singapore at flyscoot.com from 19 March 2019 to 18 June 2019. As always, this offer is limited to successfully registered cards only so make sure you log-in to your American Express app to save it now!
Last week, I wrote about the opportunity to earn an additional 20,000 Membership Rewards (MR) Points on top of the spend bonus (applicable to all new American Express Platinum Card members) of 75,000 MR Points when you use my unique referral link. American Express has now changed this offer to 40,000 bonus MR points (equivalent to at least 25,000 miles) for spending S$5,000 within the first 3 months of card approval.
If you are currently collecting Qantas Frequent Flyer Points or you would simply like to extend the validity of your point, you can now do so on on Mileslife! From now until 11 April 2019, you will be able to earn up to 10,000 bonus Qantas Points through reward and welcome bonuses.
United Airlines is currently running a bonus on miles purchase (and gifting) until 25 March 2019 - eligible members will be able to purchase United Airlines MileagePlus Miles and get up to 70,000 bonus miles. Miles are typically priced at USD 35 per 1,000 block and there is a 7.5% tax recovery fee that will be levied upon the final amount. While some may argue that these miles may not be exceedingly useful in this part of the world, it may be extremely useful if you are planning some long-distance travel.
It goes without saying that Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles are amongst some of the most valuable ones in the market. The familiar deal is back and you can now (once again) get 40% more miles when you purchase them before 19 March 2019. Do note that non-elite members can now only purchase 150,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles (including bonus miles) each calendar year but MVP, MVP Gold and MVP 75K members do not have this limitation.
Make an eligible hotel reservation on Kaligo between 13 February 2019 (8:00AM Singapore Time) to 15 February 2019 (8:00AM Singapore Time) for stays before the end of 30 April 2019 to earn double the amount of miles and points on your chosen loyalty programme!
Japan Airlines (JAL) has just announced that they will be changing the reservation start date for international flights from 330 days to 360 days prior to departure).
Honestly, I feel like I have written about this way too many times but Alaska Airlines is currently running a 40% bonus on purchased miles until 22 February 2019. All accounts should be targeted with this promotion but the number of minimum miles required to trigger the bonus will vary from account to account.